Housing Navigation Volunteer


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

The Salvation Army Housing Assessment Program1120 Monroe Ave NW, Suite 250Grand Rapids, MI 49503

www.sakentcounty.org

About

Housing Navigation Volunteer

Date: Ongoing

Location: The Salvation Army Social Services Housing Assessment Program

1120 Monroe NW, Ste. 250, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Objective: The volunteer will provide support to staff and clients for/during our Housing Navigation Group meetings

Parameters: The volunteer will work with AmeriCorps* service members and Salvation Army Staff, providing support for their work for/during Housing Navigation Group.

Time Commitment: 5-10 hours a week

Key Responsibilities:

  • Minimum one in-person meeting with AmeriCorps member per week.
  • Attend at least one Navigation hour a week (2-3p Mondays and Wednesdays)
  • Assist with set-up and breakdown of Navigation hour on day of attendance (about half an hour before and after).
  • Contacting Navigation community partners and updating their information.
  • Assisting with finding new community partners when needed.
  • Assisting with organization and dissemination of Navigation hour resources
  • Assisting clients with resource navigation (training required).

Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Must be friendly, efficient, and professional.
  • Must have effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Consent to a general criminal history background check**.
  • Signing of confidentiality and non-harassment policy.
  • Must attend all volunteer training sessions pertaining to Navigation hour.
  • Must shadow AmeriCorps or staff member before engaging in direct service of clients.
  • Must complete Safe from Harm training before engaging in direct service of clients

Provided Training:

  • CTEH and AmeriCorps program information session
  • Office policy Walkthrough
  • Housing Action Plan training.
  • Navigation hour training.

Benefits:

  • Hands-on experience in a professional environment.
  • Networking opportunities.
  • Free training
  • Professional development.
  • Civic engagement

Number of Volunteers Needed: 2

Supervisor: Raechel Wrona

Sign Up Link: http://bit.ly/navigationvol

Contact:

Kent County Volunteer Services

1215 Fulton Street East

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Office Phone: 616-459-3433 x1184

Email: KentCounty_Volunteers@usc.salvationarmy.org

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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